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Six Word Memoir February 21, 2008

Filed under: ideas for writer's notebook,memoirs,Quilting,thoughts,Uncategorized,wn entry — hey2blondie @ 11:02 am
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My friend Beth has got my mind spinning trying to come up with a six word memoir, so here it goes:

My life– quilted, embellished, comfortable–loved.

I was thinking about doing this with my students and hanging them on a bulletin board or having them use it in a piece of writing. 

Please feel free to share yours!

 

The Window of Consistency February 17, 2008

Filed under: Quilting,thoughts,wn entry — hey2blondie @ 2:11 pm

I completed my wall hanging. I am naming it The Window of Consistency. I began in January 08 and completed February 15, 2008. I am so proud of myself for completing a project within 2 months. That’s a record for me!

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Creative Juices Flowing February 9, 2008

Filed under: decorating,Quilting — hey2blondie @ 10:58 pm
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I was browsing around today on Ali’s blog and noticed her creative weekend project. Well, it got my creative juices flowing. In January I had started a quilt wall hanging for my den and I think I finished (just sewn together not quilted, yet)  it. I think I like it the way it is, but I am contemplating on whether or not to put the row of piano keys on the top and bottom like the sides. I like the uniqueness of the asymmetrical look.

Who says you have to have all 4 sides the same?

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“Crazy” Lady August 2, 2007

Filed under: Quilting — hey2blondie @ 9:00 am

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I might be crazy, but I sure do have fun! Today, I made a purse using the “crazy” quilt technique. What a fun day! I met 5 ladies in the parking lot of Office Max at 9:00 a.m. and we were off to Dyersburg, TN where we began the fun. We arrived at 10:02 to be exact and set up our sewing machines quickly. After we were set up, we began the process with our “crazy” lady instructor (Debbie) patiently guiding us. The reason I call her the “crazy” lady is because she is an expert on crazy quilting. She is a friend of the author Barbara Randle who makes crazy quilted purses! I have two of Barbara’s books. We sewed until about 1:00 and then broke for Subway sandwiches for lunch. After lunch, we started back up and didn’t finish until 7:15! The outcome: a unique beautiful purse that no one else will have, but me. Boy, it was a lot of work, but it was worth it! Just like teacher research–it’s a lot of work, but then you get an outcome (the answer you may or may not have been looking for), which is well worth the hard work. So, I guess I am crazy if I like both making purses and teacher research!

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